Seminar Number

086908

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CLE Hours
(Self-Study Only)

6 CLE Hours
including
1 Ethics Hour,
1 Professionalism
Hour and
3 Trial Practice
Hours

14th Annual
SECURITIES LITIGATION AND REGULATORY PRACTICE SEMINAR

Recorded OCTOBER 31, 2008

Co-Sponsor:
Business Law Section, State Bar of Georgia

Presiding:
Walter E. Jospin, Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, Atlanta

Co-Chairs:
W. Scott Sorrels, Powell Goldstein LLP, Atlanta
Michael K. Wolensky, Schiff Hardin LLP, Atlanta

Welcome and Program Overview
W. Scott Sorrels

Enforcement Update

  • SEC Enforcement Priorities - Seeing Around the Corner
  • Subprime Mortgage Issues
  • Liability of Professionals
  • Options Backdating
  • Auction Rate Securities Cases
  • The “Wells Submission” Process
  • Negotiation of Disgorgement and Civil Penalties
  • Avoiding the Crises Mode of Addressing Government Investigations

Moderator:
Michael K. Wolensky

Speakers:
Andrew N. Vollmer, Deputy General Counsel, SEC, Washington, DC
Katherine S. Addleman, Regional Director, SEC, Atlanta
Cheryl Scarboro, Associate Director, SEC, Enforcement Division, Washington, DC
Bruce A. Baird, Covington & Burling LLP, Washington, DC
Paul N. Monnin, DLA Piper US LLP, Atlanta
James R. Doty, Baker Botts LLP,  Washington, DC

Update on Delaware Developments for Regulatory and Enforcement Issues and Shareholder Derivative Actions - Cradle to Grave

Moderator:
Walter E. Jospin

Speakers:
William J. Carney, Professor, Emory University School of Law, Atlanta
Donald J. Wolfe, Jr., Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, Wilmington, DE

The Expanding Role of (and targeting of) the Auditor - 10A Investigative And Internal Investigation Issues, Expanding Role Of The Audit Committee, Ethical Issues In Conducting Investigations

Moderator:
Walter E. Jospin

Panel:
Matthew H. Baughman, King & Spalding LLP, Atlanta
James R. Doty
W. Scott Sorrels

Litigation Developments

  • Implications of Stoneridge
  • Tellabs and the Continuing Battle to Plead Scienter
  • Proving Up Damages
  • Using State Law Claims to Avoid PSLRA
  • Class Action Settlement Techniques
  • D&O Insurance Update

Moderator: W. Scott Sorrels
Panel:
Rebecca M. Lamberth, Duane Morris LLP, Atlanta
Tony G. Powers, Rogers & Hardin LLP, Atlanta
John H. Sturc, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, Washington, DC